p.s. Hey. So it's my last full day here in LA, and it's a see my mom and family one. This is the point in the trip where I'm forced to realize I'm not home, as much as it feels like being home, I'm just visiting my home. So I'm feeling really melancholy. And so it goes. ** David e. patton, It's startling to hear you received that kind of idiotic treatment in Boulder. But then, never having been there, Boulder essentially means Naropa to me. I don't know why I have this persistent image in my head of Colorado as a relaxed, enlightened place since the voting record there speaks to the contrary. I hope your upcoming trip is a good one, and great luck at your reading, not that you need the luck. Thanks a lot for sharing that. ** Dynomoose, Those 'life lessons' figurines are wacky. The crazy cat lady action figure I saw elsewhere was a lot less dignified, but that 'Discovery' one is funnier. I got your video, yikes. I'll try to find a place for it here, which shouldn't be too hard. Thanks, pal. ** Jack, I'm transparent tastes incarnate, and yours seem a lot more mysterious relatively, trust me. I just recalled you being a bit more into the hunky side of things than I am. But then I guess I could be saying that to almost anyone in the world, couldn't I? ** Christopher michael stamm, Hey, there. It's awesome to see you. Thanks for the vote on the heterosexual porn. I haven't read the new Houellebecq yet, but you've gotten me all excited. Yeah, where's joshua van moore, I wonder. I was just wondering where motor inn went myself. People seem to pop back in eventually. You doing okay? ** Atheist, Thanks for that. Interesting trivia about Klark: being on a strange investigation of straight porn of late, most of it Russian it turns out, I see that most of the familiar young Russian models also do an equal amount of straight porn, but not Klark, as far as I can tell. And let's face it, Klark is a model who seems like he'll work for any gay porn site that wants him. So I thought that was interesting. My favorite of those Russian boys is Vitya, if you know him. I keep hoping for Vitya.com, but I fear my addiction is a relatively lonely one. ** Tosh, Patrick Dennis ... that's a name I haven't heard in a long time. What a lovely book he wrote. So with your constant, daily star sightings there at Book Soup, what has been the most personally mindblowing star encounter for you? ** Antonio, The P.Runway guy that made my blood run cold was the really pre-Stonewall looking, queeny one with the blowdried blond hair and hatchet face who designed those really conservative formal things. I don't remember his name, but I think they should market a Halloween costume of him. I totally get your argument for Kid A and OK Computer. The personal attachment thing and the missionaries for the more interesting things thing. Like I said, I don't hate them. It's the worshippers' fumes I hate. I mean give me Radiohead over, uh, The Raconteurs or Wolfmother or I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness (or whatever the fuck their name is), etc. Animal Collective: I purr along with you. ** Joe mills, Can that be really true that 'Friends of Dorothy' refers to Dorothy Dean? Really? I'm having a hard time believing it, but, if so, wow. ** Rigby101, No, I must have missed your question somehow. That said, I don't know Havoc or his work at all. Pray tell. What's the deal? ** Porcelain skull, Roy Harper, how cool. Your spooky story gave me a David Lynch-style rush. ** Tigersare, Giant thumbs up and bright green light on the Dorothy Previn Day. That would be wild. You know, I don't her work hardly at all. Just faint traces of it. My friend the poet David Trinidad is or was way into her. So you'll be doing me the favor of filling me in if you do the Day. So yes, please, and thank you, man. ** David ehrenstein, You actually saw Frank O'Hara in the flesh? I'm totally in awe. For some reason, it's hard for me to imagine him in corporeal form. Yeah, is he not god? Yeah, he is. ** Laurabethnoble, Gosh, hi. Awesome to see you indeed. You doing okay? What's going on? ** Imnotstopping, So you actually had encounters with Dorothy Dean? I'm in awe again. Hey, you want to help me do a Tim Dlugos Day? I think there should be one, but I'm not sure in what form. Just a thought. ** Morgan, On balance, from what you've said, I think you need to go to Austin. Will you really be alone? No friends there or anything? What is the offer, if you don't mind sharing? It is sad to think you'd have to break up your band, because the band's really good. Is there any way you could do a kind of trial run? I mean go out there, give it six months, and see if you're happy and into it, and then either cut ties back home or come back? I'm trying to think of a way you could have your cake and eat it too, as it were. But look, what's the worst that could happen if you move to Austin? I mean you could just come back to Florida one day if need be, no? You say it's one of your dreams to go there. That's a pretty stong argument for going there. And moving there doesn't really seem dangerous on any level. You can always go elsewhere if it sucks. I think you want to go. Semi-believing in fate as I do, I think the offer could easily be fateful. I think you should go, don't you? ** Steve, Hey. I'm into Bill Jones' films for sure. He's also a friend, and a really great person. I haven't seen V.O., although I was just getting raved at about it from people who have two days ago. Very cool of you to being him up here. Thanks a lot. ** C., Man, I think that was most beautiful thing you've ever written here, which is saying a lot. It made my mind a whirl, or, in the words of the great Arthur Lee, 'it made my soul a sail.' ** 5stringaphasia, But did you see that Radiohead documentary 'Meeting People is Easy' (or something like that)? They just seem so, so not fun, unlike Pantera. ** Adjoun, You're going there for vacation or ...? You been to Istanbul before? I haven't, but those I know who have speak of it with glory in their voices. Cool for you. ** Vomitingghosts, Sorry the Joseph Cornell Day is taking an emotional toll, but then again, if it didn't, the Day would suck, you know? So I greatly appreciate your willingness to suffer. I wonder if Jamie Stewart reads this blog. It wouldn't shock me. Not that I think he does. But he might. Hey, Jamie, are you there? ** So make your guesses if you like, and avoid melancholy because I can't say I recommend it. Oh, and like I said, I'll put a post up tomorrow/Sunday unsually, but not on Monday unusually. Take care.